Florida Leadership

Florida Officers & Leadership

 

COMMANDER

TERRY CORSON

(941) 525-8841


HONORS AND AWARDS Terry Corson retired from the Canadian National Railroad in 2010 after 44 years of railroading. He was born and raised in Montana and uprooted the family 14 times before retiring in Florida. In addition to the railroad career, he joined the Montana Army National Guard in 1968 as a field radio mechanic. In 1974 he signed up for Officer Candidate School (OCS) at the rank of Staff Sergeant. He completed OCS and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant as an Armor Officer. He served positions as a Company Commander, Battalion Commander and finished his 33 year military career as a Colonel in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. Terry graduated from Fergus County High School in 1968. He received an elementary degree in accounting from Billings Business College and went on to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and finally a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Quality from Marion College. Moving to Florida in 2010 he was introduced to AMVETS.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Commander of the Year in 2012 AMVET of the Year in 2013 Elected Staff Officer in 2014 and 2016 Department Commander of the year in 2018>

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

FERTIE A. BRAND

(813) 626-3408


BIOGRAPHY - Fertie Brand was born in Easley, SC, and is the seventh of ten children and the mother of two sons and five wonderful grand children and two great grandchildren. She moved to Florida in 1972 and began her career in Financial Management at the University of South Florida retiring after 33 years of service as the Assistant Director of Research Compliance. Fertie joined the United States Army Reserves in 1974, retired after 21 years as a Master Sergeant. She joined the AMVETS in 1990. Through her dedication and hard work she worked her way through the chairs and was elected and served as Department Commander from 2002 – 2004. She was the first Black female to ever hold this office in the State of Florida. Fertie was elected National Finance Officer and served from 2008 – 2010. She currently serves as the Department of Florida’s Executive Director.

HONORS AND AWARDS

2002 - Department of the Year
2000 - District Commander of the Year
1998 - White Clover AMVET of the Year
1995 & 1995 - Outstanding Staff Award-USF

VICE COMMANDER MEMBERSHIP

TOM PAYTON

352-801-0278


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VICE COMMANDER PROGRAMS

MIKE BROWN

941-661-2442


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JUDGE ADVOCATE

JOE OXENDINE

352-219-7806


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ADJUTANT

NEIL FONTAINE

239-322-9956


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MEMBERSHIP PROCESSOR


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FINANCE OFFICER

RANDY MESSINEO (1992)

(352) 357-3805


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PROVOST MARSHAL

ELLEN RAMOS (35)

850-865-6864


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NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEMAN

PDC ALLEN BAGGETT (1992)

(352) 223-3177


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